An 18-year-old teenager, who tried to avert a snatching bid, was allegedly stabbed by a group of 20 youths outside Kashmiri Gate Metro station in north Delhi.
Vishal Yadav, who sustained two stab wounds — one on his stomach and the other on his arm — is critical.
Speaking to HT, Vishal’s father, Rajesh Kumar said, “He was standing at the Metro station to board a train to Daryaganj to go to school when about 20 youths who were passing by came and tried to snatch his phone. He said that they were in school uniform. When they tried to snatch his phone, he pushed them and saved his phone. They got angry and one of them took out a knife and stabbed him.”
“He fought bravely and held the knife to defend himself. But they stabbed him in the stomach and fled. Vishal’s friends, who reached the spot, tried to catch the culprits, but the attackers managed to escape,” he said.
Vishal’s friends then made a PCR call and also informed Kumar. “The police reached the spot and rushed Vishal to the hospital where he was admitted. He fell unconscious as he lost a lot of blood. Vishal’s friends told me that the youths who stabbed him were from a school in Nizaumuddin,” Kumar said.
The police have registered a case in the matter and have begun the investigation. “We have registered a case of attempt to murder in the matter and have begun the investigation. We are recording the statements of Vishal’s friends who witnessed the incident. We are also scanning the CCTV footage from the area and are trying to identify the culprits,” a senior police officer said.